February 25, 2014

Honda Cars India begins car production at Tapukara plant in Rajasthan

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan. Honda Amaze is the first car to roll-out from the new plant. The grand ceremony was attended by Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister, Rajasthan and Takeshi
Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India.

HCIL plant in Tapukara is the first car manufacturing plant in the state of Rajasthan. Spread over an area of 450 acres, the facility is an integrated manufacturing unit including all functions of Forging, Press Shop, Powertrain shop, Weld shop, Paint shop, Plastic Moulding, Engine assembly, Frame assembly and Engine Testing facility. This plant is the culmination of the best manufacturing know-how and practices gathered from Honda's global operations. It employs optimum automation, latest equipment and best layout for achieving high quality, best ergonomics, improved operational efficiency and safety. The plant is highly focused on conservation of the environment and efficient use of energy & other natural resources.

With a cumulative investment of Rs. 3,526 crore, Tapukara plant currently employs about more than 3,200 associates.

"India is an important market for Honda and with the beginning of car production at Tapukara plant, we are advancing our commitment to expand Honda's business in India. We are thankful to the Government of Rajasthan for extending all the support to participate in the industrialization of the state," said Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan and Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region.

Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. added, "The beginning of car production from our second plant is a significant milestone for HCIL. With overwhelming response to our current models like Honda Amaze & all-new City and promising future line-up, we are ready to cater to the strong demand for Honda cars from our customers in India."


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